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Top Questions to Ask a Prospective Child Care Provider

 

Are you certified/ licensed/ accredited?


 

What education do you and your staff have?


 

What is the adult-to-child ratio?


 

Do you have first-aid training? Are you certified in infant and child CPR?


 

What is your policy regarding sick kids?


 

Do I have to pay for days when my child is absent due to sickness or vacation?


 

Do I have to pay for days when my child is absent due to sickness or vacation?


 

How do you discipline children when you see tantrums, pushing, fighting, and arguments?


 

What would you do if my baby cried inconsolably?


 

How much do you charge if I’m late to pick up my child?


 

Can I make unannounced visits to see/ observe my child?


 

Can I make unannounced visits to see/ observe my child?


 

What are your security and emergency policies?


 

What is your staff turnover rate?


 

What is a typical day like?


 

What do you like most about caring for infants/children?


 

On which holidays do you close? Is there a backup provider?


 

Do you drive the children anywhere?


 

Do you smoke? Do you have pets?


 

How much notice is needed if I decide to switch day cares?


 

What is your billing policy? Do you provide receipts for income tax credits?


 

May I please have a list of references?